President of Ukraine

President requires the Russian leadership to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and ships detained in the Kerch Strait

26 November 2018 - 09:56

President requires the Russian leadership to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and ships detained in the Kerch Strait

President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the Russian leadership with a demand to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships detained in the Kerch Strait.

"I appeal to the leadership of the Russian Federation with a demand to immediately release the Ukrainian servicemen who were brutally detained in violation of international law and whose fate is unknown," the Head of State stressed during the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council.

"We demand to immediately transfer them to the Ukrainian side along with the ships and ensure de-escalation of the situation in the Sea of Azov - as a first step, and de-escalation in other directions," he said.

The Head of State expects a quick reaction to his appeal.

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